Receive + Communion with God
Some Key Scriptures to read and reflect on. What impressions or pictures come into focus as you encounter the idea of a ‘soul’ in these verses?
Psalm 107:8-9 - ““Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind, for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.”
Genesis 2:7 - ”The LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”
Mark 14:34 - “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow.”
Psalm 103 - “Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits…”
Psalm 131:2 - “But I have calmed and quieted my soul.”
Matthew 10:28 - ““Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.”
Matthew 16:26 - "What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? For what can a man give in return for his soul?”
Relate + Community with others
What stuck with you from Sunday’s teaching? Why?
The components of a human person are the will, the mind, the body, and social context. The soul is what integrates and ‘runs’ these aspects of a person. Briefly reflect on what these parts are and any insights or experiences you have when these are well-ordered or dis-ordered.
Reflect on these two statements:
Unhealthy souls grow rushed, weary, and shallow, and souls can only find rest in God.
Your soul can be all right when everything in your world is all wrong.
Respond + Commission to action
Share about the kind of Group experience you think would be helpful for nurturing healthy souls.
How can our Group’s four practices of life-giving prayer, life-giving truth, life-giving relationships, and life-giving impact help us have healthy souls?
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Each week, you are invited to use the Reverb discussion guide with family, friends, or a small group for further Scripture readings, questions to ponder, or practices to engage.